Entries Tagged as 'guilt trip'
…because if there’s one thing you can do to help the starving children of Africa, it’s to eat a cupcake. (Sigh.)
That said, nobody wants the damn thing after you’ve taken a bite out of it. Don’t try to assuage your guilt/food issues by telling yourself that someone else will eat it.
related: The Nibbler — the plague of office breakrooms everywhere
extra credit: Charity Navigator’s top-rated charities providing aid to victims of famine and drought in Africa
Tags: Arizona · cake · guilt trip · office · sad face · Tucson
Writes Virginia in Sumner, Washington: “Going through a box of old photographs in the attic, I found this birthday card I gave my father when I was five or six. I was a terrible child.”
related: Some daughterly wisdom for Dad
Tags: birthday · Father-daughter notes · guilt trip · heart · kids · signed with love · xoxo
Julie in Milwaukee has been trying to drag her nine-year-old daughter to get a haircut for ages. The day of the planned trim, Mom found this prize bit of melodrama waiting on her bed.
related: A Mother’s Day Report Card
Tags: guilt trip · hair · kids · Milwaukee · Moms & Dads · most popular notes of 2012 · visual aids
Emily in Michigan happens to go to the university with the largest residence hall system in the U.S., and the Sunday-night scene in the dorm laundry room can be, well, a bit of a shit show.
This is the scene Emily came across one such Sunday:
(Adds Emily: “The laundry room is very clean, but I guess some people need a little extra.”)
The saga continues when an innocent bystander jumps in to make nice…
Meanwhile, the instigator of all this is not the smiley face type.
(just click the image above to enlarge it)
related: To whoever violated my laundry…
Tags: college life · guilt trip · laundry · Michigan · non-apology apology · note wars · rebuttals · smiley · that's disrespectful · touching
Spotted by Analee at Houston’s annual Nutcracker Market, “a holiday shopping wonderland“…
related: No, He uses Vaseline.
Tags: God · guilt trip · Houston · retail hell · stealing
According to our submitter, Jason and his cake-baking wife are newlyweds. So…I guess the honeymoon’s over?
related: “I don’t need a birthday cake,” I said.
extra credit: Bruce Bogtrotter’s chocolate cake
Tags: birthday · cake · guilt trip · love & marriage
Halloween: smashing children’s dreams, one pumpkin at a time. (Sigh)
(Spotted by Toby in the U.K.)
related: Another four-year-old gets wise to the cruel, cruel world we live in
Tags: CAPS LOCK · guilt trip · Halloween · U.K. · vandalism · Won't somebody think of the children?
As part of a lesson about civic responsibility, many teachers encourage their students to participate in letter-writing campaigns to Congress, the school board, the Mayor, or other public figures. (Thanks to the efforts of second-graders in Mission, Texas, for example, Texans can now proudly refer to tortilla chips and salsa as their official “state snack.”)
Meanwhile, this teacher in Ypsilanti, Michigan enlisted her 18 middle-school students in a cause even closer to home — her home, that is — by getting them each to write a persuasive letter asking her noisy neighbor to curb his all-night partying.
related: An indignant middle-schooler speaks up
Tags: guilt trip · kids · music · neighbors · noise · schools & teachers · sleeping · that's unprofessional · Won't somebody think of the children? · Ypsilanti
September 27th, 2011 · 35 Comments
“My friend and her mother have little exchanges like this via Facebook all the time,” says our anonymous submitter. “It’s always lovely to get these little peeks into their relationship.”
related: Best wishes, godless heathens!
Tags: Facebook · guilt trip · Jesus · Mother-daughter notes
Dara’s birthday is coming up, and her grandpa sent her this card. (Explains Dara: “He calls birthdays ‘anniversaries’ because ‘you only have one birth day.’) Nice, huh? And we haven’t even gotten to the guilt-trippy part yet.
“He lives in Florida and I live in upstate New York.” Dara says. “I went to visit my parents in NYC a few weeks ago and he chose to visit them the day after I left. Somehow that’s my fault.”
related: Don’t worry, I’m alive. Not that you’d care. I’m only your mother!
Tags: Binghamton · birthday · family · guilt trip · New York · old folks · signed with love